Info Exchange Helps Prepare and Guide Hospitals for Taxing Patient Surges

Developed by HHS and a division of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) aims to provide information and technical assistance to regional ASPR staff, healthcare coalitions, hospitals, and other public health emergency preparedness agencies.

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Does Your Healthcare Facility Have Water Intrusion?

Whether visible or hidden, and regardless of the age of the facility, water and water vapor can cause fungal growth and deterioration of building components, along with physical symptoms in people. Finding the cause of water intrusion and fixing it correctly makes the difference in providing healthcare consumers with the safe environments they expect.

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Sharp HealthCare: Before the Plane Crash

The disaster spurred officials at San Diego International Airport (SAN) and local hospitals to join forces to create an emergency preparedness partnership. A year after the crash, SAN and San Diego hospitals were holding regular meetings together, providing training, and developing contact sheets of whom to call should a crisis occur.

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Remembering Winter Storm Jonas

To prepare for the storm, Taylor and his colleagues conducted a brainstorming session with the director of facilities planning to identify a list of potential spaces that could be converted into sleeping areas, ranking their convertibility from easy to difficult.

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